chiffon floats
diffuse as pollen
over delicate shoulders
billowing golden hue
      Van Gogh’s brightest
wheat

      self-adoring in speckled
sun

flowing lengths of material
with flowers dyed
clasping a cascade of quiet
air—
one slight exhalation
breathed
on lovers skin a few towns
over
in slow motion
candlelight
          
          

_______
(c) 2013